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I NEED A DODGE – JOE STRUMMER ON THE RUN

THU JUNE 4 – 7:30pm  $10  BUY TICKETS HERE!

Soon after the filmmaker started investigating Joe Strummer’s refuge in Spain in 1984/5, they’d heard a recording of an interview on Spanish national radio from 1997. In the interview Joe talks about a car he had in Madrid some years earlier. One day he left the car in a carpark but couldn’t remember which one. And there it stayed. In the interview Joe appeals to the Spanish people to help him find his car. The filmmaker couldn’t help wondering what had happened to Joe’s Dodge and what he was doing in Madrid without the rest of The Clash. I thought I’d dig around…Joe Strummer touched many peoples’ lives in Spain during this period. He became friends with the biggest stars in Spanish music and produced an LP for a rock band from Granada. Everyone interviewed for the film tells an interesting and often funny tale of their time with a rock star at a professional and personal crossroads. It was a story that needed to be told and an investigation that needed to be carried completed – just in case!

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ANIMATION BLOCK PARTY!

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SAT JUNE 20 – 2pm  $5

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The Brooklyn Brewery Mash brings highlights from NYC’s Animation Block
Party film festival to the Somerville Theatre with some of the world’s
finest cartoons. Animation Block Party is currently it’s in twelfth year
and is the largest animation festival on the East Coast.

Boston Mash exclusives include The Divide, from recent Rhode Island School
of Design graduate, Brent Sievers, winner of best animated student short
at Animation Block Party 2014 and new cartoons from Boston superstar
studio, CloudKid and their creative director, Dave Schlafman. Plus Gina Kamentsky, animator and kinetic
sculptor; and animator Michael Ribeiro

A Q&A with Animation Block Party founder Casey Safron and local animators
will round out the animated celebration.

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ALL TITLES PRESENTED ON FILM on our BIG SCREEN

SHOWTIMES:  8:00pm each night

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July 1 – RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY

 

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July 8 – MAJOR DUNDEE

 

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July 15 – THE WILD BUNCH 70MM

 

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July 22 – STRAW DOGS

 

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July 29 – THE GETAWAY

 

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August 5 – BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA

 

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August 12 – PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID

 

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August 19 – THE KILLER ELITE

                              plus  – double feature with

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  CONVOY

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August 26 – CROSS OF IRON

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ALL SCREENINGS in 35mm or 70mm – SHOWTIMES at 8PM

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 JULY 2 – HARD EIGHT

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JULY 9 – BOOGIE NIGHTS

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JULY 16 – MAGNOLIA

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JULY 23 – PUNCH DRUNK LOVE

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JULY 30 – THERE WILL BE BLOOD

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AUGUST 6 – THE MASTER – 70mm

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AUGUST 13 – INHERENT VICE

JOIN US FOR THE 40th ANNIVERSARY!

AUGUST 14-15-16 – 35mm print!

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 SHOWTIMES:

Friday Aug 14 – 8pm

Saturday Aug 15 – 3pm – 8pm – Midnight

Sun Aug 16 – 3pm – 8pm

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LEGENDS OF SKA!  TUE AUG 4 – 7:30pm

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Synopsis: Legends Of Ska celebrates the music, culture and enthusiasm of Jamaica as a newly independent nation more than 50 years ago. The documentary film chronologically explores the history of original Jamaican ska and the significance of the island’s musical impact. In the spirit of Buena Vista Social Club and 20 Feet From Stardom, this film focuses primarily on the years 1962-1966 by interspersing vintage and contemporary concert footage, rare photographs, newsreels, artifacts, interviews and authentic tourist 8mm home movies. Ska was Jamaica’s first popular musical export, which sprang from the jazz clubs and dance halls of Kingston to spawn a worldwide dance craze. Without Ska, there is no Reggae.

Cast: The film’s story highlights the living pioneers of ska, who were assembled in Toronto during the summer of 2002 for a special weekend of concerts called the “Legends Of Ska.” Thirty foundation singers and musicians were selected to participate in the biggest original ska reunion of all time. Backed by the thirteen piece All-Star Skatalites Orchestra, the performers included internationally famous names like Prince Buster, Alton Ellis, Derrick Morgan and Millicent “Patsy” Todd. Joining the line-up were once forgotten vintage artists such as Stranger Cole, Lord Creator and Rico Rodriguez. NOW Magazine in Toronto named the Legends of Ska “Concert of the Year 2002.”

Takeaway: Filmgoers will come away with an in-depth understanding of the irrepressible, seductive beat of ska and have their hearts lifted high by the extraordinary stories from these unique entertainers. Some viewers will discover a new musical art form, while others might reminisce about a music that first touched their lives long ago. Audiences can experience the human connection by understanding the talents of men and women who struggled in daily island life, while yearning for respect from their British and American peers. Originally overshadowed by Beatlemania and rock n’ roll, ska never received the recognition it rightly deserves as a lasting, influential musical genre. This film will change that perception.

Biography of the Director
Over 30 years of passion & dedication to Jamaican Music: “Reggae Explosions” Radio Disc Jockey on WICB-FM; PR & Publicity @ RAS Records; Inventor/Producer of Reggaerobics & The World Beat Workout; Steady Rock Sound Syndicate Deejay; Host of the Ska radio show “Rude Radio” on 770-AM KUOM; Instructor of “Fire Down Below: The History of Jamaican Music at the University of Minnesota; Guest Lecturer of Caribbean Music @ Perpich Center For The Arts; Presenter at the International Reggae Conference, University of The West Indies, Mona, 2010 & 2013; Producer and Promoter of the Legends of Ska concerts, Palais Royale Ballroom, Toronto; Executive Producer, Director and Writer of Legends of Ska documentary film. This is Brad Klein’s directorial debut.

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2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY in 70mm!

SATURDAY – SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 26-27 @ 3pm and 8pm – $15 adults & $12 seniors

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